Kidney Stone/Lithotriptor Program
This program focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of urinary stones which occur in the kidney, ureter or bladder. Patients are evaluated for metabolic conditions such as overactive parathyroid glands which may cause these stones to form. A full range of surgical therapy is available, including removal of stones by percutaneous methods from the lower ureter via the ureteroscopic approach, and the new extracorporeal shock wave lithotriptor which fragments kidney and ureteral stones by passing energy directly through the body.
Patients with multiple medical problems, frequent stone recurrence and complicated urologic problems such as neurogenic bladder, chronic infection or obstruction are particularly good candidates for this program.
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